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Eyal Shochat

Eyal Shochat

Independent researcher

eyal.shochat@gmail.com

Life Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Titles

  • Independent researcher

Biography

Dr. Shochat works on 'Human control of biodiversity', studying Arthropod and bird foraging behaviour, population dynamics and community structure. He explores the mechanisms underlying urban bird community structure and biodiversity patterns.

Journal Articles

2012

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren, H. Gan and E. Shochat. 2012. Linking foraging decisions to residential yard bird composition. PLoS One 7(8):e43497. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043497. (link )

2010

Faeth, S. H. and E. Shochat. 2010. Inherited microbial symbionts increase herbivore abundances and alter arthropod diversity on a native grass. Ecology 91:1329-1343. (link )

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2010. Invasion, competition, and biodiversity loss in urban ecosystems. BioScience 60(3):199-208. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.3.6. (link )

Walker, J. S. and E. Shochat. 2010. Scalar effects of vegetation on bird communities in an urbanizing desert ecosystem. Urban Ecosystems 13:155-167. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-009-0112-0. (link )

2007

Anderies, J. M., M. V. Katti and E. Shochat. 2007. Living in the city: Resource availability, predation, and bird population dynamics in urban areas. Journal of Theoretical Biology 247(1):36-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2007.01.030. (link )

2006

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren and S. H. Faeth. 2006. Future directions in urban ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(12):661-662. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2006.09.007. (link )

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth, N. E. McIntyre and D. Hope. 2006. From patterns to emerging processes in mechanistic urban ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(4):186-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2005.11.019. (link )

Warren, P. S., C. Tripler, D. Bolger, S. H. Faeth, N. Huntly, C. A. Lepczyk, J. L. Meyer, C. Parker, E. Shochat and J. S. Walker. 2006. Urban food webs: Predators, prey, and the people who feed them. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 87(4):387-393. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9623(2006)87[387:UFWPPA]2.0.CO;2. (link )

2005

Faeth, S. H., P. S. Warren, E. Shochat and W. A. Marussich. 2005. Trophic dynamics in urban communities. BioScience 55(5):399-407. (link )

2004

Shochat, E. 2004. Credit or debit? Resource input changes population dynamics of city-slicker birds. Oikos 106(3):622-626. DOI: 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13159.x. (link )

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman, M. V. Katti and D. B. Lewis. 2004. Linking optimal foraging behavior to bird community structure in an urban-desert landscape: Field experiments with artificial food patches. American Naturalist 164(2):232-243. (link )

Shochat, E., W. L. Stefanov, M. E. Whitehorse and S. H. Faeth. 2004. Urbanization and spider diversity: Influences of human modification of habitat structure and productivity. Ecological Applications 14(1):268-280. DOI: 10.1890/02-5341. (link )

Book Chapters

2010

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman and E. Fernandez-Juricic. 2010. Birds in urban ecosystems: Population dynamics, community structure, biodiversity, and conservation. Pp. 75-86 In: Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. and A. Volder eds., Urban Ecosystem Ecology. American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Inc., and Soil Science Society of America, Inc.

Warren, P. S., S. L. Harlan, C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat and A. P. Kinzig. 2010. Urban ecology and human social organization. Pp. 172-201 In: Gaston, K. J. ed., Urban Ecology. Cambridge University Press and the British Ecological Society.

2008

Shochat, E., W. L. Stefanov, M. E. Whitehouse and S. H. Faeth. 2008. Urbanization and spider diversity: Influences of human modification of habitat structure and productivity. In: Marzluff, J. M., E. Shulenberger, W. Endlicher, M. Alberti, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, U. Simon and C. ZumBrunnen eds., Urban Ecology. Springer. Boston, MA.

Posters

2007

Shochat, E., J. Lobo, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2007. Productivity, inequality, and biodiversity loss in human-dominated ecosystems. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

2006

Faeth, S. H., W. A. Marussich, P. S. Warren and E. Shochat. 2006. Trophic dynamics in urban ecosystems. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Warren, P. S., P. E. Tarrant, E. Adley, J. M. Grove, E. Shochat and S. H. Faeth. 2006. Humans in the urban food web: Emerging insights from Phoenix and Baltimore. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2005

Faeth, S. H., P. S. Warren, E. Shochat and W. A. Marussich. 2005. Urban trophic dynamics. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Shochat, E., M. V. Katti and S. B. Lerman. 2004. Differences in bird foraging behaviour between Sonoran Desert and urban habitats in central Arizona. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

2003

Katti, M. V., E. Shochat and J. M. Anderies. 2003. Living in the city: Resource fluctuations, foraging behavior, and bird population dynamics. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Katti, M. V., E. Shochat, D. Stuart, J. Lemmer and B. Rambo. 2002. Environmental and socioeconomic influences on the Phoenix avifauna. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Shochat, E., S. H. Faeth, W. F. Fagan, M. S. Tseng, J. Rambo and R. Cassalata. 2002. Seventy-eight years of ground-arthropod sampling in the greater Phoenix area: Results from the first three years. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Shochat, E., J. Lerman, C. Putnam and M. V. Katti. 2002. Differences in bird foraging behaviour between Sonoran Desert and urban habitats: A field experiment with seed trays. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2001

Katti, M. V. and E. Shochat. 2001. Phoenix or Tucson - does landscape determine were Abert's towhees choose to live?. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

Rango, J., E. Shochat, M. S. Tseng, W. F. Fagan and S. H. Faeth. 2001. Ground arthropod community composition in a heterogeneous urban environment. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Rango, J., M. S. Tseng and E. Shochat. 2001. 200 point survey: Vegetative arthropod community structure. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Shochat, E. and M. V. Katti. 2001. Bird species diversity in the greater Phoenix area. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

Presentations

2011

Faeth, S. H., A. Jani and E. Shochat. 2011. Inherited microbial symbionts in two native grasses increase herbivore abundances and richness. Presentation at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren and E. Shochat. 2011. Foraging decisions, bird community structure, and residential landscapes: A mechanistic approach to explain the decline of urban bird diversity. Presentation at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2006

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and J. M. Anderies. 2006. Linking community structure to biodiversity in urban settings: why is species diversity lower in cities?. Presentation at the 6-11 August 2006 symposium, The Urban Food Web: How Humans Alter the State and Interactions of Trophic Dynamics at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Warren, P. S., J. M. Grove, P. E. Tarrant, E. Adley, S. B. Lerman and E. Shochat. 2006. Humans in the urban food web: Insights from integrating social and biophysical science approaches in Phoenix and Baltimore. Presentation at the 6-11 August 2006 symposium, "The Urban Food Web: How Humans Alter the State and Interactions of Trophic Dynamics" at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

2004

Faeth, S. H., W. A. Marussich, N. E. McIntyre, J. Rango and E. Shochat. 2004. Urban community ecology. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

Katti, M. V., J. M. Anderies and E. Shochat. 2004. Living in the city: Population dynamics when resources are predictable and predators few. Presented at July 30-August 7, 2004, 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Shochat, E. 2004. Linking optimal foraging behaviour to bird community structure in an urban-desert landscape. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

2002

Katti, M. V. and E. Shochat. 2002. Population and physiological responses of Sonoran Desert birds to urbanization in central Arizona. Beijing, China.

Shochat, E. and M. V. Katti. 2002. Differences in bird foraging behavior between Sonoran Desert and urban habitats in central Arizona. Presented at August 2002, XXIII International Ornithological Congress, Beijing, China. (link )

2001

Katti, M. V. and E. Shochat. 2001. Bird species diversity in the greater Phoenix area, Arizona. Madison, WI. Presented at 6-10 August 2001, 86th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. (link )

Katti, M. V. and E. Shochat. 2001. Phoenix or Tucson - does landscape determine where Abert's Towhees choose to live?. Presented at 25-29 April 2001, 16th Symposium of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Shochat, E. and M. V. Katti. 2001. Differences in House Finch foraging behavior between Sonoran Desert and urban habitat in central Arizona. Presented at July 2001, Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Corvallis, OR.

Shochat, E. and M. V. Katti. 2001. Phoenix or Tucson: Does landsape structure influence where Abert's Towhees choose to live?. Presented at 6-10 August 2001, 86th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI. (link )